UIAA Mountain Ethics Officially PublishedPosted: December 28, 2009
This is an update of an earlier post UIAA adopting new ethics code and best practices for mountaineering.
The Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme (UIAA) has officially published its new mountain ethics. I have posted the new ethics at UIAA adopting new ethics code and best practices for mountaineering. To see the press release announcing the publication see. Officially published – Mountain Ethics Declaration. To download a copy of the ethics go to Mountain Ethics Declaration.
The new ethics cover areas such as the ethics of sportsmanship, respect for cultures and care for the environment as well as issues with first ascents and oxygen. The ethics are 12 maxims that provide an easy way to organize and remember the issues.